Just as they raise prices they lose content. Amazon Video - here's an opportunity.
Congratulations Starz for holding tight to your belief that people want to buy outrageously priced DVD/BluRay discs to clutter their homes with and not buy digital content to consume where and when they like.
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- Sounds like we're all saying the media is hyping it up; and that losing Starz really has no impact on anyone here.Sep 1, 2011
- Starz has one series that I liked - Spartacus. The new season doesn't come out until January, so it looks like I'm screwed out of seeing that show.Sep 1, 2011
- Without Netflix it would be a far more boring :)
I have Dish network with 1.5 TB - VIP 922 DVR (and their mid tier DVR in another room) although the reliability of recording is only so-so. The reliability depends on whether i use the web site, or my iphone or the DVR itself. I just got everything 2 months ago.
The recording on the DVR is either MIA or is often completely wrong or the recording stops. This happens about 20% of the time. I do find Dish to be better value than Comcast though, was paying nearly double for the service and 160GB Motorola DVR that I used nearly 9 years ago in Vancouver :) I thought about DirectTV but don't watch enough sports for it to be worth it.
I voted for using OTA with a TIVO and continuing to focus on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and VUDU - but the wife and daughter outvoted me... They said "We need Max and Ruby, Babar, and Jake and the neverland pirates"
Anyways, what I am trying to say - is Netflix is a fantastic value, given the effort/cost it takes for other services (cable/satellite/DVR etc to find, record or simply playback streamed or rented content...
I do like renting movies from VUDU though.Sep 1, 2011
- Sad to hear that Starz is saying goodbye. Much of what I choose to watch on Netflix is their programming. It will be interesting to see the real impact.Sep 1, 2011
- While it may have little impact on anyone here, that Starz turned down $300M to renew the contract (for roughly 1,000 titles) will have a big impact on both Netflix and streaming media in general. Content providers continue to strangle this method, and they are doing so with some level of success.Sep 2, 2011
- agreedSep 2, 2011